Rising 25 Leadership Summit

Thursday Oct 21, 2021 | 12:00 pm ET-5:00 pm ET

Rising 25 Leadership Summit

About this Event

In celebration of the Rising 25 Class of 2021, Front Office Sports and Anheuser-Busch are hosting a private Leadership Summit, exclusively for current and former Rising 25 winners, on Thursday, October 21st.


  • 12 – 12:15 PM Welcome RemarksAdam White, CEO & Founder, FOS

  • 12:15 – 12:45 PM Morning KeynoteJohn Anderson, ESPN SportsCenter Anchor

  • 1 – 1:45 PM Changing the Landscape of Fan Engagement through NFTs
    Moderated by Ernest Baker, Executive Editor, Front Office Sports  

  • 2 – 3 PM Planning your Personal Leadership Journey Dr. Jim Strode, Director of Undergraduate Programs and Associate Professor of Sport Management, Ohio University

  • 3:15 – 4 PM Game Changers: Women in Sports & Entertainment

    Kerry Scalora, Brand Director, Michelob ULTRA, Anheuser-Busch; Jessica Roberston, Chief Content Officer, TOGETHXR; Whitney Holtzman, CEO & NFL Agent, Social Victories; Joy Taylor, TV/Radio Host / Writer / Emcee

    Moderated by Amanda Christovich, Reporter, Front Office Sports   

  • 4 – 5 PM Happy Hour – Network with current and former winners

2021 Rising 25 Virtual gala to follow from 6:30-8:30 PM, livestreamed on Twitter (@FOS).


John Anderson
ESPN SportsCenter Anchor
Dr. Jim Strode
Director of Undergraduate Programs and Associate Professor of Sport Management
Ohio University
Kerry Scalora
Brand Director, Michelob ULTRA
Jessica Robertson
Chief Content Officer
Whitney Holtzman
CEO & NFL Agent
Social Victories
Joy Taylor
TV/Radio Host / Writer / Emcee